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Is Arimidex 1mg advisable for ventricular tachycardia?

I was recently diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia shortly before a mastectomy for invasive lobular cancer. Cardiologist put me on 200mg amiodarone, now oncologist started me on 1mg Arimidex last week. Possible problems with heightened heart issues?
Mon, 17 Dec 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

Arimidex is used as a first-line treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive or hormone receptor unknown locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

Second line treatment: advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women with disease progression following tamoxifen therapy.

Patients with ER-negative disease and patients who did not respond to previous tamoxifen therapy rarely responded to Arimidex.

So please consult your treating doctor for further queries.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist
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